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  • n. Plural form of tinkle.


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  • More often it sleeps, and smiles in its sleep; and then the lighter and unconsidered coinage tinkles as it rolls under the impulse of playfully indifferent touches.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • He never brings his wife, though; but Mother's always asking for her, clear and distinct, and she always smiles, and her voice kind of tinkles like little silver bells.

    Mary Marie

  • The coral actually "tinkles" like wind chimes each time the waves lap up on shore. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • She saw a pinpoint of light, far away, kaleidoscoping larger and brighter, a collage of colors filled with the music of the universe, soft tinkles in different tones.

    ALIEN LIFE • by A. S. Andrews

  • The soundtrack is wall-to-wall sinister tinkles; sporadic chapter cards – "The Devils Grave Raider's Breath" sic – prove more baffling than useful.

    Revenge: A Love Story – review

  • Ten minutes later the bell tinkles again and Lon cracks the door.

    The Last of Boland

  • The bell over the door tinkles its bright tune and I turn towards the sound, eyes skimming the front window as I do.

    Free « A Fly in Amber

  • We have held the north-east trade for days now, and the miles roll off behind us as the patent log whirls and tinkles on the taffrail.


  • Not that it lacks more straightforward ways of hitting the dancefloor sweet spot: Flashy Flashy is asweetly irresistible singspiel duet between Allien and a pitched-down version of herself, while on highlights Our Utopie and Ever, she allies music-box tinkles to big, banging techno grooves tosuperb effect.

    Ellen Allien: Dust

  • Sometimes the rain just tinkles, just a small bout of heavenly whizzing.

    The Genius


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